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Prompt for the Day: “Bedtime”

The sleepy people at the Daily Post group of Word Press could only dream of reaching “Bedtime” for today’s prompt to inspire or creations.

Now I am Sleepy

Thanks a lot you guys!  Have a full day still in front of me to go through before I get a chance for any more sleep.

Been a nerve racking day so far! Got a pre-op physical set up with the office of my primary care physician.  That was the easy part of the whole nightmare.  Once that was obtained for later this month had to delve into getting the dreaded M.R.I. set up like I promised my neurologist’s assistant I would get finished sometime before August of this year.  Now I just have to await the frightening call setting up the actual date and time the procedure will be done.

For normal people this test is nothing worse than being forced to hold absolutely still for a little over 2 hours while they get radiological data on your body, both with and without contrast that is injected in your veins. But for people with claustrophobia like me, it is a terror filled time strapped down on a piece of unforgiving metal that is then fed into a tiny cylinder where the test is preformed.  The horror!

Please Help Fight Dreadful Disease

The medicine my neurologist prescribed for me to treat my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford that then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. So I have started a Go Fund Me campaign. To contribute to the fund, click on the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/zfabhdes


Prompt for the Day: “It Builds Character”

The people from the Daily Post division of Word Press posed a challenge to start us creating our next characters for our next writing projects with the following prompt “It Builds Character“.  They added a statement, followed by a question-“Tell us about a favorite character from film, theater, or literature, with whom you’d like to have a heart-to-heart. What would you talk about?”

My favorite Character

Prefer him in the books, but own copies of the filmmaker’s interpretation of him, too.  The person is none other than the young wizard Harry Potter!  Was raised by his aunt and uncle along with his cousin.  They all treated him cruelly, keeping him from knowing the truth about how his parents had died.  He managed to overcome their crappy raising to befriend most people who met him.

His best friends were Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger.  The three of them fight against the evils of the world, both helping and teaching others along the way!  Displays a good example of friendship today’s kids could learn from.  Would like to ask Harry how he managed to face his worst fear, fighting Lord Voldemort.  Considering my worst fear is getting a MRI, because of my claustrophobia.

Please help fight my disease

The medicine my neurologist has me on for my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri.  Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is impossible.  I remember when I first started on it , the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500.  There was no way my husband and I could afford that every 28 days!  Biogen (manufacturing drug company) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue indefinitely.  So I have started a Go Fund Me campaign.  To contribute to it click on the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/zfabhdes

All help will be greatly appreciated.   Thank you for your generosity!

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Prompt for the day: Phobia, Shmobia

Where do we begin with this topic?  Have many phobias myself.  Let me count the ways:

First and foremost is my fear of needles.  Known in psychiatric circles as Trypanophobia.     Next was my fear of public speaking.  Over came that by using my speech writing abilities in high school to shout out for help.  The speeches fell on deaf ears, but won me many awards at school, county, and state levels.  Loved going caving in college, but that changed.  As I got older, developed a fear of small spaces, or claustrophobia to you. Try living in cramped apartments when you constantly feel like the walls are closing in on you.  With all these existing problems closing in on me, get upset when someone makes the comment “Phobia, Shmobia“!  These are real existing problems.

Does not help us when friends and family discount our fears continuously.  A little compassion and support  once in a while would be a wonderful change in daily life.  Sometimes we just need to be left alone to get ourselves back to a calmer state of being.  Music helps me get calmed down, if it is not too loud.

I write by typing on a laptop to vent my frustrations to the world.  Thankfully, have not lost my ability to express my  personal feeling in the written word.  Since I want it to be legible, I do not submit the world to my horrible handwriting.  Just type, since it is much more readable that way.

Since I want my musings to reach the world, have to make it in an easily deciphered format.  Since English is the most common way of communicating today, am glad I have been speaking it since I started spewing out my first words.  Have to admit the fact I tend to slaughter the language on a daily basis, but I tend to manage to get my points across.